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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Hamilton and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners expressing that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 513-275-3601 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.